Health Services Administration Graduate Certificate

The Health Services Administration Graduate Certificate is designed for working adults who want to assume health care management positions in public and private health service organizations.


Choose 3 courses from the following list:

HSA 506 Health Care Ethics and Jurisprudence (3 credit hours)

Emphasizes legal and ethical processes and their application to the health care organization, administrator, staff, employees, and patients. Includes ethical dimensions of the decision-making process and current ethical issues in health care.

HSA 512 Health Service Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)

Uses various organizational, managerial, and behavioral theories, concepts, and principles to analyze, diagnose, predict, and guide human behavior within health care organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, change, communication, personality, group dynamics, decision making, and organizational development. Stresses the importance of understanding professional roles within health care organizations.

HSA 516 Health Care Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Provides an understanding of the concepts and applications of information systems used in the management of health care systems.

HSA 528 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3 credit hours)

Focuses on the acquisition, allocation, and management control of financial resources within health care organizations. Includes cost analysis, financial position analysis and strategies, reimbursement, pricing policies, budgeting, capital expenditure, analysis of financial reports, and informal and external controls.

HSA 532 Managed Health Care (3 credit hours)

Examines the changing role of managed care organizations in the health care system. Discusses the history, basic structure of managed care firms, the interrelationships among providers, and their evolving role. Their impact on health care economics discussed in detail.

Hybrid Format

The 9 credit-hour certificate can be completed in one semester. Certificate courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Students will complete their coursework through interactive and engaging hybrid classes. Credits earned may be transferred into the MS in Health Services Administration or the MS in Leadership program.

Cost of Program

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When you're ready to apply, here are the requirements and documents you'll need to get started.

  1. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  2. Official transcripts, completed application, and resume.
  3. Applications will be considered based on academic and professional experience.